On Tuesday night, Real Madrid bounced back from a stunning setback to Sheriff Tiraspol last time in the Champions League. Among last night’s Champions League football results, Real beat Shakhtar Donetsk 0-5 in Kiev.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid side now has six points from their first three Champions League games in Group D. They have now thus drawn level with Sheriff on the table, who lost to Inter at the same time yesterday.
Champions League Football Results – Real Beat Shakhtar Donetsk 0-5
Real Madrid had more chances to score in the first half, which was a bit hectic. They finally did score their first goal in the 37th minute.
Lucas Vazquez’s lovely lofted through ball was headed for Karim Benzema. But Shakhtar captain Sergey Krivstov’s sliced interception threw the onrushing Anatolii Trubin and it ended in a spectacular own goal.
Soon after the break, Carlo Ancelotti’s side put the game to bed with two goals in quick succession.
Luka Modric’s exquisite slide rule ball sliced open Shakhtar’s defence, allowing Vinicius Jr to finish cleverly past a hapless goalie.
Then, the young Brazilian completed his hat trick with a thunderous finish following a mazy solo run.
When teenager Rodrygo slammed in his fellow Brazilian Vinicius’ cutback after the hour mark, Real extended their lead to 4-0.
Benzema gave everything he had to make it five for Los Blancos. And he was finally rewarded for an outstanding display in stoppage time.
The Frenchman scored after bringing down Marco Asensio’s lofted ball in the box and clinically slotting in from close range.
Shakhtar Donetsk 0 – 5 Real Madrid
Goals: 0 – 1 Kryvtsov (OG) 37, 0 – 2 Vinicius 51, 0 – 3 Vinicius 56, 0 – 4 Rodrygo 65, 0 – 5 Benzema 90+1
Shakhtar Donetsk: Trubin, Ismaily, Kryvtsov, Marlon, Dodo, Alan, Maycon, Solomon, Pedrinho, Tete, Fernando
Substitutions: Stepanenko, Mdryk, Kroniienko, Antonio, Marlos
Real Madrid: Courtois, Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicus
Substitutions: Valverde, Marcelo, Vallejo, Camavinga, Asensio